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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Friday, 4 February 2011

50 Wonderful Years

Good Evening Peeps from a very wet and blustery West Yorkshire. Oh Boy! It hasn't stopped now for 2 days and I swear I saw some large snowflakes this morning. Still I guess we should be thankful we're not in Queensland with the dreadful weather they've had down there.

This evening's card is one I've made for a special couple who will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary next week. I can't remember where I got the rosebuds stamp from but I love it and was glad of an excuse to ink it up. Easy peasy to colour with just 4 copics: Y21, 26, 28, G21. The stems are longer than shown but I deliberately chopped them off for the purposes of this card. BTW, the sketch is for the Tuesday Morning Sketches and was designed by a 12 year old. Brilliant inspiration and its lovely to see the new talent coming up through the ranks.

The ribbon is actually a pale yellow overlaid with a gold ribbon, from my stash, along with the brads and flowers.

The DP is by 7 Gypsies and is both sides of a double sided sheet.

I'm also entering this into Crafty Cardmakers #38 which is 'Flowers' and Papertake Weekly which is 'Anything Goes + optional extra of flowers.

Hope you like it and the links are below, x





  1. It is lovely Alison and bet she loves it

  2. beautiful! love the image. Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly

    good luck



  3. Wow - this is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. That's beautiful - I know they'll love it.

    Helen x

  5. Beautiful card love the colours and the gorgeous design.
    Thank you for joining us over at Papertake.

    Hugs Linda

  6. Fabulous card CB. Great rosebud stamp too. Wow, a golden wedding, that will be some celebration. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers. xx


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